The team has the ability to triangulate highly complex matters and find simple solutions - it does really amazing work.

- Chambers USA 2019


Stearns Weaver Miller’s Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Department counsels clients throughout the State of Florida and has represented clients in connection with many of the state’s largest bankruptcies. We have both the trial skills and the business acumen necessary to successfully resolve bankruptcy issues through negotiation or litigation. When representing creditors, particularly secured creditors in foreclosure proceedings, we do not allow the filing of bankruptcy proceedings to intimidate or delay our clients in pursuing their rights and obtaining expeditious results. Our creditor practice includes the representation of United States and foreign banks and other institutional creditors. With aggressive yet practical counsel, we have achieved excellent results for our clients in workouts and bankruptcy reorganizations. Our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Department includes the representation of large national and regional companies in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. We represent airlines, manufacturing and retail concerns, financial institutions, and one of the nation's largest hotel management concerns. We also handled two of the largest Chapter 11 reorganizations ever administered in the Southern District of Florida.

  • Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors
  • Bankruptcy Litigation & Appeals
  • Bankruptcy Tax Planning
  • Chapter 11 Reorganizations
  • Chapter 7 Liquidations
  • Defense of Directors & Officers in Insolvency Related Litigation Claims
  • Defense of Fraudulent & Preferential Transfer Claims
  • Financial Restructuring & Workouts
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Planning
  • Receiverships
  • Representation of Creditors' Committees
  • Representation of Insolvency Fiduciaries (Trustees, Receivers, Examiners, Etc.)
  • Representation of Secured Creditors in Foreclosure & Insolvency Cases

Events: The Uniform Law Commission's Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors Panel
Commercial Receivers Association |August 2024|Patricia Ann Redmond

In the Media: Patricia Redmond Elected as President of the American College of Bankruptcy
University of Miami School of Law - News & Events|May 2024

In the Media: Miami-Dade logistics company with 83 trucks files Chapter 11
South Florida Business Journal|October 2023

Events: Part 3: Plan Formulation and Confirmation
Bankruptcy Bar Association |April 2022|Eric J. Silver

Events: Nuts & Bolts of Chapter 11 Practice
American Bankruptcy Institute |March 2022|Eric J. Silver

Events: Part 2: Filing Chapter 11: Critical Events at Case Commencement
Bankruptcy Bar Association |February 2022|Eric J. Silver

Events: CLE – Demystifying Bankruptcy Pro Bono
Bankruptcy Bar Association |October 2021|Eric J. Silver

In the Media: ABI Announces 2021 "40 under 40" Emerging Leaders in Insolvency Practice
American Bankruptcy Institute |October 2021

Events: Hot Topics
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Winter Leadership Conference |December 2020|Patricia Ann Redmond

In the Media: FYI Miami: August 13, 2020
Miami Today|August 2020

In the Media: Business bankruptcy rise of 54% may be artificially low
Miami Today|August 2020

Events: 2020 Southeast Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop: Valuation Testimony
2020 Southeast Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop |July 2020|Eric J. Silver

In the Media: Miami investor agrees to pay $2.6M to settle claim
South Florida Business Journal|January 2020

Events: Moderator, Chapter 7 Practice
Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, University of Miami School of Law |June 2019|Eric J. Silver

In the Media: Pro Bono Champs: Bar Honors South Florida Attorneys for Volunteer Work
Daily Business Review|January 2019

Events: Demystifying Bankruptcy Pro Bono
Bankruptcy Bar Association |August 2018|Eric J. Silver

Events: Meritas Annual Meeting
May 2018

Events: Dealing With Known - Unknown Claims
23rd Annual Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference |January 2018|Patricia Ann Redmond

Events: Transactional Clinical Models
Orlando, 13th Annual International Conference on Contracts |January 2018|Patricia Ann Redmond

Firm Announcements: Stearns Weaver Miller Names Three New Shareholders
September 2017

In the Media: Gown Girl: How a Miami Bankruptcy Lawyer Bailed Out Hundreds of Brides
The Wall Street Journal |August 2017

Publications: You Get What You Paid For
ABI Journal |August 2017|Patricia Ann Redmond

In the Media: Interview with Bill Rochell
American Bankruptcy Institute|May 2017

Events: Everything you want to know about jobs and opportunities in Bankruptcy
The American College of Bankruptcy |November 2016|Patricia Ann Redmond

Events: Dade County Bar Association 2016 Bench & Bar Conference
Hyatt Regency Miami |February 2016

Firm Announcements: Stearns Weaver Miller Names Five New Shareholders
September 2015

Events: Dade County Bar Association 2015 Bench & Bar Conference
Hyatt Regency - Downtown Miami |February 2015

Events: Consumer Bankruptcy Workshop
Dade Legal Aid |February 2014

Events: Scary Nightmares for Secured Lenders
American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop |July 2013|Eric J. Silver

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